China Bistro, Worli

Mumbai is a hub for some of the best restaurants that you have ever been to with best chefs across the nation.  I am living a dream of visiting every single food outlet in Mumbai before I die. In this dream run I visited a place called as China Bistro which has opened it’s doors in 4 laces. I visited the outlet at Worli which has a huge place with some amazing decore which signifies the Chinese culture. Traditional handicrafts, painting and furniture makes you feel like you eating food in outskirts of China.Cost for 2 here is 2000₹. To know about the food served at China Bistro, read my culinary journey –

Beverages

Wasabi and Cucumber cooler

Wasabi and Coconut Cooler
Wasabi and Coconut Cooler

A drink which was refreshing and had an after effect of wasabi. The flavour of both the ingredients was perfectly balanced to make it what it was. This is a drink which you need to sip in intervals so that you can enjoy the refreshing flavour of cucumber and the after taste of wasabi.

Apple and Basil Martini

Apple and Basil Martini
Apple and Basil Martini

Another beverage that was quite refreshing which had a combination of granny smith apple and basil. The sweetness of basil balanced with sourness of apple and a hint little of sugar. This place serves some amazing drink which are simple but mixed perfectly to bring out different prominent flavours.

Food

Starters

Som Tom Salad(210₹)

Som Tom Salad
Som Tom Salad

A classical salad from Thailand which includes raw papaya, capsicum and tomato tossed in dressing made up of chilli and jaggery. This was on similar lines with the classical one which refreshed all our senses. A simple but good  way to start your meal

Barbeque chicken Bao(325₹)

Barbeque chicken Bao
Barbeque chicken Bao

Bao has been the most trending dish of the year , and would surely be on the menu of any Asian restaurant. The bao here was stuffed with  succulent, spicy, sweet and tangy chicken along with juielennes of bellpepper which added the crunch to the bao. A dish which you should not miss when you visit the place. But I have had better Bao’s than the ones served here.

Fire Roasted Mandarin Chicken(375₹)

Fire Roasted Mandarin Chicken
Fire Roasted Mandarin Chicken

Juicy chicken skewers served on a sigree which had a little sweetness with prominent charred flavour. A perfect starter to order along with drinks.

Mango Mustard Sea Bass(525₹)

Mango Mustard Sea Bass
Mango Mustard Sea Bass

Star appetizer of the day which had a perfect balance of flavours and textures. Dices of seabass deep fried and tossed in sweet and sour sauce made up of mango & mustard. The sweetness of the mango sauce was perfectly balanced by the sourness of the mustard.

Crispy Lotus Stem(315₹)

Crispy Lotus Stem
Crispy Lotus Stem

An appetizer that a vegetarian foodie should not miss when you visit this place. Tempura fried sliced lotus stem tossed along with garlic and spicy sauce. My first idea was that it would not be crispy because it was tossed in a sauce, but it was crisp and crunchy which made the dish very interesting.

Soup

Khao  Suey(425₹)

Khao  Suey
Khao Suey

A classical soup from Burma made up of Besan, Thai herbs & spices. It was served along with 6 accompaniments namely Eggs, Lemon wedges, fried garlic, fried onions, peanuts and springonion placed in cutting chai glasses giving it a little different look. Soup was available in Vegetarian and non vegetarian options. Portion is huge enough for 3 people. Worth the money it is charged.

Main Course

Thai Green Curry(425₹)

Thai Green Curry
Thai Green Curry

It was a killer dish of the day, simple & flavourful curry served in the well of sticky rice. As soon as you have the first bite, flavours would just burst open making your taste buds dance.The spiciness of green chilies, sweetness of jaggery, flavours of Thai herbs and mellow down flavour of coconut makes it a dish which you would like to eat and eat without taking any halt.

Steamed fish with Greens and Garlic(725₹)

Steamed fish with Greens and Garlic
Steamed fish with Greens and Garlic

Simple steamed fish placed on a bed of crunchy greens tossed in garlic butter sauce. Basa was just steamed along with the salt so that the tossed greens can do the job of making it taste beautifully interesting and refreshing.

Lobster in Hot Bean sauce(975₹)

Lobster in Hot Bean sauce
Lobster in Hot Bean sauce

I was expecting a lot of things from this dish, but it failed to deliver. Lobster was moist and cooked properly but the sauce did not do justice to the dish. You can miss this dish.

Note : The Chef needs to rework on the taste of the sauce. Hot beans and seafood being classical combination should not go wrong.

Nasi Goreng Rice(375₹)

Nasi Goreng Rice
Nasi Goreng Rice

Nasi Goreng is a classical delicacy of Indonesia which means fried rice. It’s a galaxy of fried rice served anywhere in the world which included fried rice with chicken, prawns, fried egg, chicken satay, crackles and the sauce in which rice is tossed. The rice is spicy with a dash of sweetness making it perfect to my taste buds being a Gujju.

Lemongrass Fried Rice(275₹)

I thought Nasi Goreng was the dish of the day before I tasted lemongrass fried rice. A spoon of this and I didn’t want anything else but just a whole bowl of lemongrass fried rice. Lemongrass has a quality of making the dish refreshing due to its acidic feature. Folks, this is a must try dish when you visit this place.

Dessert

After have high ended appetizers and main course the expectations for desserts increased. But sadly the desserts were not even close to the quality of food served before. I was very much disappointed with the same.

Caramel Sponge Cake with Toffee Sauce(250₹)

Caramel Sponge Cake with Toffee Sauce
Caramel Sponge Cake with Toffee Sauce

The name sounds interesting and tempting but the sponge was very dry and flavourless. Only good thing on the plate was the sauce which made the dessert edible.

Thai Guava Ice cream(95₹)

Who hasn’t had Guava along with chat masala in their childhood! same was replicated by serving Thai guava ice cream sprinkled with chat masala powder on top.

Stats

Ambiance – 8/10

Service – 7/10

Food – 7/10

Value For Money – 7/10

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